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Driver: San Fransisco, Features Messy DRM

The PC video game industry has suffered a lot because of piracy. Therefore, game developers are becoming more and more cautious about their game releases. At the start, when there was nothing such as controversial DRM, all you needed was to download a crack for your favorite game and enjoy it by downloading it from P2P sites.

But the case is altogether different now. And leading in protecting the games with DRM technology is Ubisoft. Ubisoft had been really hard on PC gamers by protecting their critically acclaimed titles such as Assassins Creed with DRM. This type of protection requires a constant internet connection in order to play the game. If your connection fails, so does your game.

Ubisoft announced the inclusion of DRM in the game in a tweet at the game’s Twitter account. However, the response wasn’t particularly good as even the genuine game buyers suffered a lot due to server crashes and occasional game fails, such as in the case of Assassins Creed when the system got hacked. Ubisoft has tried to mitigate the angry fans by announcing the console versions will also be available at the same time.

But there’s another trick in that. Those who ordered the game for consoles won’t be able to access multiplayer or Bonus features without paying an extra $9.99 or 800 microsoft points. Ubisoft states that they’ll use an upgraded version of DRM but we are still skeptical. Will this version of DRM survive the hacks?? Will users be able to enjoy the game trouble-free??? Lets see when the game is out. See the video to catch the trailer of the upcoming game.


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